Partnership HealthPlan of California: Walking the Walk When It Comes to Advance Care Planning

For Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC), its commitment to helping members through advance care planning (ACP) conversations and documents isn’t enough. In addition to highlighting the importance of ACP for its members, the health plan does the same for its staff. Recently, the CCCC consulting team led five trainings for PHC to promote advance care […]


2017 Legislative Session Updates

It’s been another busy legislative year for us so far, with bills of interest moving forward in both the Assembly and the Senate. An important part of our work at CCCC is to track and take action on legislation that impacts the space of palliative care, hospice, or advance care planning. To keep up with […]


How Your Organization Can Support National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD)

Many organizations should look to be involved in this year’s National Healthcare Decisions Day. From health systems to insurance companies, primary care physician groups to local coalitions, there are a number of us who work in this space. However, for many groups, time and bandwidth can be a barrier to feeling able to participate in […]


National Healthcare Decisions Day 2017

This year, National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) will actually be a full week dedicated to helping Americans start conversations about advance care planning. The theme for the year is “It always seems to early, until it’s too late.” The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California will be working with our partners and members to get […]


2017 Compassionate Care Leadership Awards Recognize Susan Keller, Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, and Sandy Chen Stokes

Every year, the Compassionate Care Leadership Awards seek individuals and organizations who lead the field in palliative care. The open nomination process gives opportunity for anyone and any organization to be recognized. This year, the committee selected Susan Keller as the individual recipient and Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Pediatric Palliative Care Program as the organization. […]


PCORI Grant Expands e-Patient Program

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been approved for a $48,839 Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award to expand patient engagement in all aspects of our Annual Palliative Care Summit (CCCC Summit), including planning, implementation, participation, and the dissemination of information presented and produced at the Summit. We feel strongly about including patient voices in the Summit, […]


Free Webinar on Jan. 30: The Transforming Power Of Music, With Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky

Loss and grief occur for many reasons—whether it’s caring for a seriously ill patient, or losing a loved one, a relationship, one’s health, a pet, or a job. It’s important to remember that each person’s grief is as individual as his or her DNA – and there truly is no timeline for healing from loss. […]


J. Redwing Keyssar on taking palliative care mainstream

Palliative care by the people, for the people: A call for a new grassroots movement By J. Redwing Keyssar, RN, author of Midwife to the Dying, and Director of Palliative Care at the Jewish Family/Children’s Services in San Francisco. Keyssar is speaking at the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California 9th Annual Palliative Care Summit on […]


Draft budget proposes significant delay in Medi-Cal palliative care services

JANUARY 11, 2017 (Sacramento, CA)—The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) shared a 2017-18 budget document yesterday showing that Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing to delay the implementation of a program that would expand access to palliative care services for Medi-Cal Managed Health Care Plan enrollees. DHCS had previously indicated April 2016 as the […]


Evening session with Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is excited to announce we will be capping off the first day of our Annual Palliative Care Summit with Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter in a special evening session on Monday, March 13, 2017. Dr. Zitter is featured in Extremis, an award-winning documentary streaming on Netflix. The film follows patients, […]